I love everything about this photo. It brings back so many wonderful memories of when I went to the USA to meet The Boyfriend's family for the first time. Here he is with his brother's dog, Rosie. She is the sweetest dog I've ever met. We have this theory that there's an actual person living inside of her, you can see it in her eyes. She knows things.
I went there in December 2009. The Boyfriend and I spent an incredible week in New York City, then we flew down to North Carolina where his family lives. They were so welcoming and I felt at home the moment I met them. They are just good southern people, easygoing and hilarious. I had an amazing time there. Not only was it my first time in NYC and North Carolina, it was also my first time in snow! I was the crazy South African girl running around outside when it started snowing.
I'm smiling now, because I can't wait to go back there again. Luckily I don't have to wait for long. Our tickets are booked and I'm ready to start packing. We're on our way to North Carolina in two weeks. This time it's summer and I can just imagine how beautiful it's going to be. Rosie, I know you're secretly reading this. I can't wait to see y'all and give you a big hug!